by Maddie Woodrick Our families set the precept for unconditional love. They’re supposed to love us regardless of our imperfections and support us throughout our endeavors; unfortunately, that is not the reality for countless members of the LGBTQ+ community. Many people...
By Melinda Myers It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding...
Friday, Oct 11-Saturday, Oct 12 Fall Fest. Watch as nationally-recognized professional pumpkin carvers show off their skills, take a hayride, stroll the decorated streets and enjoy fun activities and games for children. When: Friday, Oct 11, 3-7pm; Saturday, Oct. 12,...
Kari Lynch Band PRESS RELEASE- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the ten-show lineup for the Tuesday Evening Music Club, with a diverse schedule of live bands and programming ranging from jazz to indie, rock to folk,...
Your HelloGiggles horoscope, September 29th to October 5th: There’s a reason you can’t stop thinking about the past We are officially in Libra season, a.k.a. cuffing season. But this week, you...
Friday, January 3 West Michigan Food and Beverage Industry Awards. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a three-course plated meal while awards are bestowed upon winners in 18 categories, including Cocktail/Bar Program of the Year, Local Farm of the Year, Restaurant of...
 Roberta Griffith (1867-1941) photo courtesy of the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council. by The Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council Born in 1867, Roberta Griffith grew up in an era when blindness was associated with impaired mental development and low expectations. Despite all,...
By Kayla Sosa | photography by Elyse Wild For young artist Dayna Walton, art has always led her life.  “I’ve always made stuff and always had that as my income,” Walton said.  In 9th grade, she and a friend ran an Etsy...
by Maddie Woodrick Mildred and Richard Loving encompassed the idea of the all-American family during the 1960s; the two grew up in a small farm town in Virginia, and as the years progressed, they fell in love. Richard was a...
Here’s how a therapist wants you to be more patient with yourself, because you deserve a break Let’s be honest: No matter how often other people tell us to be kind...

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